The 20 Largest Lottery Jackpots Ever

By on November 28, 2012 in ArticlesEntertainment

It's fun to imagine how life would change—and what you might splurge on—if you suddenly won the lottery. For the following people, that far-fetched daydream became their reality in a big way. These are the 20 largest lottery jackpots ever. Cha-ching!

20. $420.9 million

Cash value: One winning ticket for $254.6 million

When: November 26, 2016

Where: TN

Game: Powerball

19. $425.3 million

Cash value: One winning ticket for $242.2 million

When: February 19, 2014

Where: California

Game: Powerball

18. $429.6 million

Cash value: One winning ticket for $284.1 million

When: May 7, 2016

Where: New Jersey

Game: Powerball

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17. $435.3 million

Cash value: One winning ticket for $263.4 million

When: February 22, 2017

Where: Indiana

Game: Powerball

16. $447.8 million

Cash value: One winning ticket for $279.1 million

When: June 10, 2017

Where: California

Game: Powerball

15. $448.4 million

Cash value: Three winning tickets for $86.1 million each

When: August 7, 2013

Where: Minnesota and New Jersey

Game: Powerball

14. $451 million

Cash value: One winning ticket for $281.9 million

When: January 5, 2018

Where: Florida

Game: Mega Millions

13. $456.7 million

Cash value: One winning ticket for $269.4 million

When: March 17, 2017

Where: Pennsylvania

Game: Powerball

12. $487 million

Cash value: One winning ticket for $341.7 million

When: July 30, 2016

Where: New Hampshire

Game: Powerball

11. $533 million

Cash value: One winning ticket taken as a lump sum of $220.7 million after federal and state taxes

When: March 30, 2018

Where: New Jersey

Game: Mega Millions

10. $536 million

Cash value: One winning ticket for $378.3 million

When: July 8, 2016

Where: Indiana

Game: Mega Millions

9. $543 million

Cash value: One winning ticket for $320.5 million

When: July 24, 2018

Where: California

Game: Mega Millions

8. $559.7 million

Cash value: One winning ticket for $352 million

When: January 6, 2018

Where: New Hampshire

Game: Powerball

7. $564.1 million

Cash value: Three winning tickets for $127 million each

When: February 11, 2015

Where: North Carolina, Puerto Rico, and Texas

Game: Powerball

6. $587.5 million

Cash value: Two winning tickets for $192.4 million each

When: November 28, 2012

Where: Arizona and Missouri

Game: Powerball

5. $590.5 million

Cash value: One winning ticket for $370.9 million

When: May 18, 2013

Where: Florida

Game: Powerball

4. $648 million

Cash value: Two winning tickets for $173.8 million each

When: December 17, 2013

Where: California and Georgia

Game: Mega Millions

3. $656 million

Cash value: Three winning tickets for $158 million each

When: March 30, 2012

Where: Illinois, Kansas, and Maryland

Game: Mega Millions

2. $758.7 million

Cash value: One winning ticket for $480.5 million

When: August 23, 2017

Where: Massachusetts

Game: Powerball

1. $1,586.4 million

Cash value: Three winning tickets for $327.8 million each

When: January 13, 2016

Where: California, Florida, and Tennessee

Game: Powerball

Articles Written by Brian Warner
Brian launched CelebrityNetWorth in October 2008 after noticing a distinct lack of results for various celebrity finance web searches. He previously spent seven years as the Managing Editor of a large digital entertainment portal. Brian's favorite rags to riches billionaire is Kirk Kerkorian.
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